1951–52 Cardiff City F.C. season

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Cardiff City
1951–52 season
Chairman Wales Sir Herbert Merrett[1]
Manager England Cyril Spiers
Division Two 2nd
FA Cup 3rd round
Welsh Cup 6th round
Top goalscorer League:
Wilf Grant (26)

All:
Wilf Grant (27)

The 1951–52 season was Cardiff City F.C.'s 25th season in the Football League. They competed in the 22-team Division Two, then the second tier of English football, finishing second, winning promotion to Division One.

Season review[edit]

Football League Second Division[edit]

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42
Ground H H A A H A A H H A H H A A H A H A H A A H A H A H A H A A H A H A A A H H A H H H
Result W L W L W L L W D D W W D L W W W D W D L W D W D W L W L L D L W D D L W W D W W W
Position 1 7 4 9 5 16 17 11 9 9 5 3 3 9 6 5 4 4 4 4 7 5 2 1 3 1 2 1 2 4 4 5 5 5 6 7 5 5 5 3 3 2

Source: [2]
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Loss; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Welsh Cup[edit]

After a 3–1 victory over Milford United, Cardiff were eliminated in the sixth round by Merthyr Tydfil.[3]

Players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
-- Wales GK Ron Howells
-- Wales GK Iorrie Hughes
-- Wales DF Colin Gale
-- Wales DF Ken Hollyman
-- England DF Stan Montgomery
-- England DF Charles Rutter
-- Wales DF Alf Sherwood
-- Wales DF Albert Stitfall
-- Wales DF Ron Stitfall
-- Wales DF Derrick Sullivan
-- Wales DF Glyn Williams
-- Wales MF Billy Baker
-- Wales MF Alan Harrington
-- Northern Ireland MF Bobby McLaughlin
-- England MF Don Moss
No. Position Player
-- Wales MF Griff Norman
-- England MF Cliff Nugent
-- England MF Mike Tiddy
-- Wales MF Crad Wilcox
-- Wales MF Roley Williams
-- England FW Doug Blair
-- England FW Ken Chisholm
-- Wales FW George Edwards
-- Wales FW Elfed Evans
-- England FW Leslie Evans
-- England FW Wilf Grant
-- Wales FW Marwood Marchant
-- Wales FW Ken Oakley
-- Wales FW Colin Webster

Table[edit]

P W D L F A GA Pts
1 Sheffield Wednesday 42 21 11 10 100 66 1.515 53
2 Cardiff City 42 20 11 11 72 54 1.333 51
3 Birmingham City 42 21 9 12 67 56 1.196 51
4 Nottingham Forest 42 18 13 11 77 62 1.242 49
5 Leicester City 42 19 9 14 78 64 1.219 47
6 Leeds United 42 18 11 13 59 57 1.035 47
7 Everton 42 17 10 15 64 58 1.103 44
8 Luton Town 42 16 12 14 77 78 0.987 44
9 Rotherham United 42 17 8 17 73 71 1.028 42
10 Brentford 42 15 12 15 54 55 0.982 42
11 Sheffield United 42 18 5 19 90 76 1.184 41
12 West Ham United 42 15 11 16 67 77 0.870 41
13 Southampton 42 15 11 16 61 73 0.836 41
14 Blackburn Rovers 42 17 6 19 54 63 0.857 40
15 Notts County 42 16 7 19 71 68 1.044 39
16 Doncaster Rovers 42 13 12 17 55 60 0.917 38
17 Bury 42 15 7 20 67 69 0.971 37
18 Hull City 42 13 11 18 60 70 0.857 37
19 Swansea Town 42 12 12 18 72 76 0.947 36
20 Barnsley 42 11 14 17 59 72 0.819 36
21 Coventry City 42 14 6 22 59 82 0.720 34
22 Queens Park Rangers 42 11 12 19 52 81 0.642 34

Fixtures & results[edit]

Football League Second Division[edit]

Date Opponent Venue Result Scorers
18 Aug Leicester City H 4 - 0
20 Aug Rotherham United H 2 - 4
25 Aug Nottingham Forest A 3 - 2
27 Aug Rotherham United A 0 - 2
1 Sep Brentford H 2 - 0
8 Sep Doncaster Rovers A 0 - 1
12 Sep Leeds United A 1 - 2
15 Sep Everton H 3 - 1
17 Sep Sheffield United H 1 - 1
22 Sep Southampton A 1 - 1
29 Sep Sheffield Wednesday H 2 - 1
6 Oct Coventry City H 4 - 1
13 Oct West Ham United A 1 - 1
27 Oct Barnsley A 0 - 2
3 Nov Hull City H 1 - 0
10 Nov Blackburn Rovers A 1 - 0
17 Nov Queens Park Rangers H 3 - 1
24 Nov Notts County A 1 - 1
1 Dec Luton Town H 3 - 0
8 Dec Bury A 1 - 1
15 Dec Leicester City A 0 - 3
22 Dec Nottingham Forest H 4 - 1
25 Dec Swansea Town A 1 - 1
26 Dec Swansea Town H 3 - 0
29 Dec Brentford A 1 - 1
5 Jan Doncaster Rovers H 2 - 1
19 Jan Everton A 0 - 3
26 Jan Southampton H 1 - 0
9 Feb Sheffield Wednesday A 2 - 4
16 Feb Coventry City A 1 - 2
1 Mar West Ham United H 1 - 1
12 Mar Sheffield United A 1 - 6
15 Mar Barnsley H 3 - 0
22 Mar Hull City A 0 - 0
5 Apr Queens Park Rangers A 1 - 1
11 Apr Birmingham City A 2 - 3
12 Apr Notts County H 1 - 0
14 Apr Birmingham City H 3 - 1
19 Apr Luton Town A 2 - 2
21 Apr Blackburn Rovers H 3 - 1
26 Apr Bury H 3 - 0
3 May Leeds United H 3 - 1

FA Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Scorers
12 Jan Three Swindon Town H 1 - 1
15 Jan Three (replay) Swindon Town A 0 - 1 (aet)

Welsh Cup[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Scorers
Five Milford United A 3 - 1
Six Merthyr Tydfil A 1 - 3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shepherd, Richard (2007). The Cardiff City Miscellany. Pitch books. ISBN 1-905411-04-9. 
  2. ^ "Cardiff City 1951-52 results". Statto.com. Retrieved 5 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Welsh Cup 1951/52". Welsh Football Data Archive. Retrieved 5 April 2010.